Oford University’s leading researcher, Dr. Paul Kelley, recently discovered that the commonest modern day torture is in fact, the obligation to wake up early and having to start working before 10 a.m. in the morning.Our bodies have biological timers which are also known as Circadian Rhythm.
This body clock is a genetically pre-programmed cycle that regulates our energy levels, our brain activity, perception of time, and hormone production. If we start working before 10 a.m. each day, we are torturing ourselves because we interfere unnaturally with our Circadian Rhythm. By so doing, we imbalance numerous health aspects.
Dr. Kelley claims that human beings are not able to change our 24-hour rhythm. Also, he adds that humans can’t learn to wake up at certain period of time, because our heart and liver have different patterns. And, by waking up early we ask our body parts to shift 2 or 3 hours.
How Did This Happen?
The 8-hour working day was Introduced in the early 20th century and it was designed for the purpose of maximization of 24/7 factory productivity. This phenomenon did not take into consideration the natural human body clock. But, our bodies were created and evolved around the sunlight daily cycle, not around these strategies of commerce and business of modern day!
Dr Paul Kelley adds that today’s society is sleep deprived, and it’s becoming an international issue. He applied his idea for moving the school start time in a chosen school in Britain from 8.30 a.m. – 10.00 a.m. After some time, he was not at all surprised when he saw the improved attendance together with the general school productivity. Most importantly, the grades of the students rose up drastically.
So, instead of overworked, overtired working zombies when they should sleep, we can have a fully fledged, naturally productive, focused society of happy and useful people. Companies forcing their workers to start working before 10 a.m. contribute to physical and emotional stresses. At the same time, they encourage adverse health risks at their employees on the long term as a result of these strict working patterns.